Twitterati troll Virat Kohli for wearing shorts during toss against Australia in warm-up match

Virat Kohli Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 29, 2018, 09.00 PM (IST)

Indian captain Virat Kohli was trolled by cricket fans for wearing shorts at the toss for the warm-up game against Cricket Australia XI ahead of the four-Test series here.

The opening day of the four-day non-first class match against an understrength representative side was washed out by torrential rain.

The picture of Virat Kohli and CA XI captain Sam Whiteman, which was captured during the toss, was tweeted by the official handle of BCCI.

Soon after that fans criticised Kohli for wearing shorts in the 'gentleman's game' and called it disrespectful.

Here is the BCCI's post:

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See how the Twitter users commented on this:

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"This @imVkohli bad attitude is showing no any respect for game and their legacy why @bcci @icc @accessonline n other cricket members think about this. Where is #sunilgavaskar who taunted in #Aisacup to Pakistani player for their cap??? What @imVkohli is showing," a twitter handle that goes by the name @VeeG48 wrote.

Another wrote, "Disgraceful and disrespectful... There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss.... This behavior is absolutely unpardonable...."

The Virat Kohli-led tourists suffered a mini-collapse towards the end, losing their last five wickets for 11 runs to be dismissed for 358, but will be pleased to have got so much time in the middle for their top and middle orders.

India's 19-year-old opening batsman Prithvi Shaw caught the eye with a sparkling 66, hitting 11 boundaries in his 69-ball knock.

While few fans came in support of the skipper.

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The Test series begins in Adelaide on December 6, with further matches in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney over the following month.

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'Disgraceful and disrespectful... There was time captains used to wear Blazers during toss,' wrote a Twitter user.